New places, new skills

In other news, I have two exciting crafty weekends coming up in March. Weekend number one is all based around a visit to the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. I am SUPER excited about this for lots of obvious reasons! I can’t go to Unravel in a couple of weeks because I’m away for work, but an…

Finished project — Twylla socks

These were a Christmas present to myself and a joy from start to finish, even after a false start. Huge grellow love! Everything about these Twylla socks will always remind me of a contented Christmas at the end of 2016. I bought the yarn at the Pom Pom Christmas party the week before Christmas (NB:…

Finished project — Linnea socks

I’m definitely having a bit of a love affair with socks at the moment. These guys were cast on a week or so after finishing my Hortensias, and in fact this post was almost a twofer because yesterday I finished a pair of Twyllas (but have decided that they warrant both a) blocking and b)…

Finished project – actual proper storage

A post for the truly knit-dedicated, this one, and/or anyone who loves a satisfying bit of organisation-of-things. (I count myself as being in both camps, and I don’t care if that makes me sound like a 50s housewife.) So if you ticked the first box then you’ll know that knitting comes with a certain amount…

Finished project – Dad’s Knotty Inglis mitts

Happy seasonal greetings to you! If you are on holiday (or have been on holiday recently) then I hope you’ve had an excellent time. We have had a pretty gorgeous Christmas season visiting various family members before coming back to our own little hideaway, and right now I’m savouring the last few days off before…

Finished project — Hortensia socks

I’m on some kind of knitting winning streak at the moment. It turns out that if you put down the jumper knitting for a while and pick up some small projects, finished items arrive pleasingly fast. Look at these! I’ve not made a pair of socks in ages so it felt like time and, given…

Sneak peeks and party season!

I have LOTS to blog about, peeps, but no decent pictures to show so I’m behind. Not even mentioning the items from the blog wilderness years that are still waiting patiently to be immortalised in type. At least I’m not short of things to write about in 2017. For now, here’s a couple of previews…

Finished project – Inglis Mitts

So. It’s been one hell of a week. While I’m not using this blog for political musings (not right now, at least) I will say that the act of knitting and the mindfulness it helps to bring about, the way that it gets me out of my head and focusing instead on something beautiful and…

Yarnporium!

I have had the loveliest time at Yarnporium today! Such a friendly event and So. Much. Amazing. Yarn. Me and the knitting ladies hit the tube at 9am and spent all morning there before a happy lunch and a swift journey home, which meant I’ve had a good couple of hours to (watch Liverpool win…

A bit of blue (what are the chances?)

Bit of a blog hiatus at present thanks to gastric flu (no really, THANKS GASTRIC FLU), which has been about as much fun as you’d imagine. Ugh. I’m on the mend but haven’t been up to achieving much yet. However I have been (intermittently) working on something new and relatively quick – here’s a preview….